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Left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (LVEMF) with calcification

Left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (LVEMF) with calcification – echocardiograms

Left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis with calcification
Left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis with calcification

Echocardiogram in parasternal long axis view demonstrating a region of dense calcification (Calc) in the left ventricle, in a case of left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis. LV: left ventricle; RV: right ventricle; Ao: aorta; LA: left atrium.

LVEMF with calcification seen in apical 4C view
LVEMF with calcification seen in apical 4C view

Echocardiogram in apical four chamber (4C) view demonstrating a region of dense calcification (Calc) in the left ventricle, in a case of LVEMF. RA: right atrium

E/A reversal in LVEMF
E/A reversal in LVEMF

E wave is taller than A wave in the mitral inflow tracing, suggesting left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.